What did Jesus mean when he said, "I come not to bring peace, but to bring a sword"?

There are a lot of opinions, but I want to know what it really means...

Matthew 10:34

ESV - 34 Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

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Mini Sibongile Sehlake

I am blessed with the responses

December 11 2015 Report

Mini Lisa Wagner

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

October 20 2020 Report

Mini Lisa Wagner

Ephesians 6: 16-18 So that is what it means. The sword Jesus brings is His Word, The Bible. And again, Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

October 20 2020 Report

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